You will board the boat and immediately be given your first beer. You will be asked to listen to a brief safety orientation before motoring off the dock and setting sails. You can participate and help raise sails or just go ahead and sip your beer. Whether you are a beer connoisseur or just love to lift a pint with friends, you're going to love this one-of-a-kind craft beer tasting adventure. Taste five outstanding ales and lagers from premiere local brewers in New York City while you drink in the magnificent views of the skyline of NYC. Hosted directly with the brewers themselves on board to be your beer guide, you can't get a more personal introduction to their beers and motivations for their beers. We will sail for approx. 90 minutes; by the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governors Island and be treated to stunning vistas of the most famous skyline in the world in one of the world's premier harbors. Great tunes will accompany you and you will return to Manhattan transported with a laid-back & peaceful mindset, ready to enjoy the rest of your day.
I will be your host; but don't worry, a local gypsy brewery will lead the tasting with a hyper-local vibe.. I hold USCG 100-ton captain's licenses; I have been sharing my love of sailing (& drinking!) aboard large vintage schooners under the majestic gaze of the Statue of Liberty & the NY Skyline with locals & visitors to NY for the past 19 years. I am born & raised in NYC and first began volunteering aboard historic sailboats here in NY Harbor approx. 30 yrs ago. My boat, CLIPPER CITY, is a 158' replica of a pre-Civil War Era boat built in 1854; she sailed until 1892. She was the fastest & largest ship of her day. I'm proud to offer an intimate, casual experience here in NY harbor as an alternative to the large ferry boat sightseeing trips to the Statue. Come down & enjoy a little part of NYC's history.
Large "Epic" replica 158' Clipper ship with masts rising 12 stories from the water. NYC's largest passenger sailing ship.
Unparalleled views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governors Island, Colgate Clock, NY Skyline from the deck of a replica of a pre-Civil War Era Clipper Ship. Its epic and part of the experience!
It is an Outdoor Experience: Bring a Hat, Sunscreen, Light Jacket. Don't forget your Camera...!!!
WE HANDLE EVERYTHING!! Your job is to enjoy it and drink it all in!! Sailing is an outdoor experience. Dress for the weather. Sunscreen, hat, etc. Please confirm trip w. AirBnB 24 hrs prior. Arrive 30 mins early. Duration is 90 minutes.
Gypsy Craft Beer Sail on Epic Clipper